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Pastel Tea Cookies Recipe

These cookies are perfect to eat for a low-calorie treat.

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  • prep 1 hour    cook 10 min
  • serves 48

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons meringue powder
  • 5 teaspoons water
  • Pastel food coloring

    How to make it  1 hour, 10 minutes, plus standing

  • 1

    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours until dough is easy to handle.

  • 2

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. butterfly or flower cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • 3

    Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  • 4

    For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and meringue powder; stir in water until smooth. Divide among small bowls; tint pastel colors. Spread over cookies; let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.


Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 82
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Sodium: 54mg
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.